Grew Up a Screw Up

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"Grew Up a Screw Up"
Single by Ludacris featuring Young Jeezy
from the album Release Therapy
ReleasedOctober 31, 2006
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenreGangsta rap
LabelDTP, Def Jam
Songwriter(s)Christopher Bridges, Christopher Wallace, Edgar Winter, Osten Harvey, Jr., Jay Jenkins, Johnny Mollings, Leonardo Mollings, Luis Resto, Marshall Mathers, Tupac Shakur
Producer(s)DJ Nasty & LVM
Ludacris singles chronology
"Need a Boss"
"Grew Up a Screw Up"
"Runaway Love"
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"Say I"
"Grew Up a Screw Up"
"I Luv It"

"Grew Up a Screw Up" is the second single from Ludacris' Release Therapy. The song features Young Jeezy, who Ludacris was previously thought to have beef with and a sample of the late The Notorious B.I.G. who sings the hook "I grew up a fucking screw up." Curiously, in the video, Young Jeezy raps a verse different from the one which appeared on the Release Therapy Disc. The video premiered on BET's 106 & Park as a New Joint on Friday October 13, 2006. The video has already been released on MTV Jams. The video features Slick Pulla and Bloodraw (from CTE).

Music video[edit]

The music video's concept is not as complex as other videos featuring Ludacris. It is shot outdoors, where Ludacris and Young Jeezy rap. Behind them is a screen that shows videos and pictures of the places where they grew up. It was directed by Chaka Zulu and premiered on BET's 106 & Park on October 13, 2006.


The official remix is the video version with an alternate Young Jeezy verse. Rapper's Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and Brisco freestyled over the beat on Lil Wayne's mixtape 'Lil Weezy Ana Vol. 1'.

Credits and personnel[edit]

The credits for "Grew Up a Screw Up" are adapted from the liner notes of Release Therapy.[1]



Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 60


  1. ^ (2007) Release notes for Release Therapy by Ludacris (liner notes). The Island Def Jam Music Group (1708937)
  2. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs - Issue Date: 2007-01-13" (requires registration). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 August 2011.

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